NEW YORK (Nov. 23, 2016) – On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced that a total of 73 student-athletes have been selected to the Skyline All-Sportsmanship Teams for the Fall 2016 seasons. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had four student-athletes – one from each fall team that participates in the Skyline Conference – honored on the list.
The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes who epitomize the ideals of sportsmanship. The student-athletes selected demonstrate fair play, graciousness in victory and respectfulness in defeat. They are ambassadors for the team, both on and off the field, and galvanize their teammates toward their goals. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, officials, spectators, and the greater campus community.
The following six Mariner student-athletes were named to the Skyline All-Sportsmanship Team for the Fall 2016:
Men's Cross Country: Freshman Joshua Sappington (Yorba Linda, Calif.)
Women's Cross Country: Freshman Ambrosia Romo (Reno, Nev.)
Men's Soccer: Senior Tim Hughes (Ballston Lake, N.Y.)
Women's Volleyball: Senior Jordy Macbeth (Orlando, Fla.)
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
In addition to being part of the Skyline Conference mission statement, the NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement encourages "the development of sportsmanship and positive societal attitudes in all constituents, including student-athletes, coaches, administrative personnel and spectators."
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